Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by fascination, Mar 16, 2007.
oh good lord, I'd be changing every week
Fencing. I swear there is no way to make that step look not stupid.
Heel Turns for sure... Can't stand them. I fall every time! Also corta jacas... I'm sorry but the foot sticking up like that is not attractive and i can never balance correctly with those. I also dislike majority of jive steps... that whole dance in itself is just a struggle. I dislike the american rumba box step. No idea why but it just drives me crazy. Spirals kill me, I just cant.
I actually can't connect that figure with anything latin. Maybe I'm wrong, but it looks just like a figure chair from standard, danced in rumba
I'm going to get the name wrong for sure, but spin whip in swing (prob missing a few words). Where the gentleman sort of clotheslines the lady in the chest and it's supposed to have a rubber band affect, but it mostly feels like a moment in a straitjacket where I don't go anywhere.
Taking it out of our routine also solved the problem I think the hover cross is the only move that we have completely dismissed. Maybe we will revisit it one day, but not anytime soon.
I hated the outside spin as well, but I think (crosses fingers) that got solved today.
Cortes.. I can't get it down reliability and also at socials most partners I have will throw me off so I tend to avoid the step.
Hover Corte in Waltz. I will maintain my balance while leading it some day. Some day.
Well, you can also go that way ... However, I would say Hover cross is one of essential figures and is worth learning good for several reasons, so if it doesn't click with you coach, I suggest trying a private with some other to learn it (you don't have to change a coach because of one figure, of course).
Outside spin is also among figures I personally like, but I never see it danced on competitions, so I wouldn't mind omitting it. The same with some other figures that look like they became a part of a particular dance by mistake, for instance fencing ...
We had it in our foxtrot routine that was given to us by someone other than our coach at the time. He was a friend and a great dancer, but didn't spend a whole lot of time teaching the routine to us and kinda just threw it together. I guess in reality we didn't take it out ourselves. Our coach gave us a completely different routine to work with when we moved up to gold and it just didn't include the hover cross.
If our current coaches decided to give it to us, or any other left side position then we will gladly take it on. At the time it just didn't seem essential to have it.
it has taken me three years to stop hating it
Oh yes - the puzzle in cha cha. Another move that feels like a straitjacket.
currently; not thrilled with spirals, left whisk or hover corte...but only because of my lack of skill
rope spinning... when I do it well it is my favorite step... when I mess it up it looks the most awkward. I am going to do spirals every day from now on.....
Yeah, rope spin ... actually I don't see it as difficult figure for the lady (providing that the man can lead the spiral without throwing the lady out of balance), but in my hobby latin group, most girls have problems with it, just because our teacher (like some other teachers in my area) is teaching the spiral wrong way, like you have to stop at the end of it before proceeding. So they are usually falling on the nose trying to stop after spiral. And it's actually nothing else than spin on one foot with other leg spiraled around for estheticall reason and you proceed immediately with the next step. It would be probably better to learn it with feet closed first and adding the spiral later, once the lady can do it without loosing balance
On the other side, girls in my salsa venue usually don't have any problems if I lead it during cha cha song, although they actually never learned any figures from balroom cha cha except basic step, because they know how to spin
mine has improved, but is still worse with pro than without him and I am convinced it is about where we are in proximity to one another and how that is messing with when and where I am choosing to step coming out of the spiral...I am settled enough. but it just works better without him
Explosions or whatever they're called in American. If you don't do them well, you look pretty klutzy.
Outside spin.... worse figure ever
lol...I like both of those
LOVE this figure too
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